Burleson’s Branch qualifies for girls golf regionals
Burleson’s Ashley Branch qualified for the Class 5A Region II girls golf championships after shooting a two-day total of 183 to finish seventh at the District 9-5A championships.
The tournament was played Monday and Tuesday at Fort Worth’s Pecan Valley Golf Course. The boys district championships started Wednesday on the same course and concludes today. No results for the boys tournament were available at press time.
"I was really proud of the way we played on the second day," Burleson golf coach Ted Tomchesson said. "They had a great back nine to get them into third place. Ashley shot a first day 88 to put her in position to qualify for regionals."
The girls regional tournament will take play April 24-25 at the Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club.
Burleson shot a two-day total of 769 to finish third. Centennial fired a 774 to place fifth. Granbury’s Purple squad won the team title with a 718 and Joshua finished second with a 744.
Joshua’s Kaitlyn Jones won the individual title after shooting a two-day total of 163. Cleburne’s Rachel Morton placed second after carding a 168 and Mollee-Jo Crain, playing for Granbury’s Purple team, finished third with two-day total of 174.
While Branch nabbed second-team all-district accolades, teammate Alex Etley did the same by shooting a 187 to finish ninth. Mikayleigh Norris placed 12th after firing a 189 and Kaylee Trevino shot a 210 to place 27th.
Centennial’s Amanda McKesson and Matte Wilkins each earned second-team all-district honors as each shot 188’s to tie for 10th place. Gillian Delaney finished 17th after carding a two-day 193. Arian Prickett fired a 205 to place 22nd and Maddie Luker shot a 217 to finish tied for 30th.
"We played great on day one, especially sophomores Amanda McKesson, Mattee Wilkins and Gillian Delaney," Centennial coach Matt Dunn said. "But our inexperience showed on the second day. They will learn from it and, with everyone returning, we will be the favorite and the team no one wants to play next year."